Wednesday, December 15, 2010

If Only In My Dreams



Last weekend I taught a class at church. 
I talked about my Mommy.
When she was a little girl growing up on the farm in Missouri she made dolls out of my Grandma's spools of thread. 
She also loved to take long walks and talk to tree's. 
When I was young she would tell me about her life on the farm and I romanticized it.
I have been collecting old wooden spools of thread since. 
They remind me of my Mommy and of my youth. 

This print by Small Talk Studio sums up the sentiment to me.  
This is such a loving time of year and I love all the little reminders of the people I care about that I have in my home. 
Every time I hear "I'll be home for Christmas" and I hear the line "If only in my dreams" it makes me feel just a little bit better about not being home for the holidays this year.  
My "people" are with me always and these simple spools of thread remind me of that.  

 Do you have any treasures that remind you of home? 

love love,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. We are up to our noses in Elf Workshop goodness around here.  We won't be leaving the house until everything is done.  What a magical time. 

9 comments:

Lauren said...

I have a lot of things like this, especially all my Christmas ornaments & decorations. I don't really a "home" for the holidays, since my childhood home no longer exists for me & my mom died when I turned 20, so it is a lot of "in my dreams" for me.

Karolina said...

I love the story about your mom. Stories like that are the best.

<3
K

sueper said...

how sweet - love the story and hold on to your loved ones!
big kiss

Chrissy said...

Oh what a sweet story!

Music reminds me of home and my family and of the Christmas traditions we had when I was a kid...music always brings back so many memories...and then I feel a lot better about bing thousands of miles away from everyone!

Mrs Woo said...

i am a sucker for the wooden "cotton reels" as they're called over here. I'm always on the hunt! I prefer to sew with vintage thread, it doesn't snap on my like my new stuff does!

Your story is so sweet & i love that illustration you found! i hope the church folk loved it, i'm sure they did!

love & love.

Van said...

Sweet post- and art print. Me and mom differ on art tastes sometimes but we both love Mesoamerican work. That's what reminds me of home.

Cute blog! I'll be back to read more. Give me Bono, he is sooo precious!

Phoenix Peacock said...

oooo.... can't wait to see what your elf work produces! Your home is going to be so darling!

Sam said...

That's such a lovely story Kitty! I have lots of things that remind me of family and dear ones too - I wear my Mum's rings and that reminds me of her and my Dad too because he chose them for her. XO

lindsey said...

o my! i love your mom story. it made me cry. and made me wish my mom were still around. love you!

xo